Thursday, November 6, 2014

Schoolgirl’s search for Maitland WWI soldier complete

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A Queensland schoolgirl whose research uncovered the history of a Maitland soldier killed in France during World War I has traced the probable site of his death.
Charlotte Lambert, 18, from the North State High School in Mackay, began investigating the wartime service of Sergeant Arnold Lambert Worboys from Bolwarra when she discovered her surname matched his middle name.
She then found he had been killed at Villers-Bretonneux in 1917 on March 23 – the same day she celebrates her birthday.
And this week Charlotte accomplished her mission when, together with children from several schools, she visited Gallipoli and battle sites in France and Belgium.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 29, 2014.